Dental Protection and College of General Dentistry announce partnership

Dental Protection and the College of General Dentistry have announced the establishment of a partnership which includes a discount on Dental Protection subscription fees for members of the college.

Statement from Resuscitation Council UK in response to the CQC and GDC statement on life support training

The Resuscitation Council UK has responded to the CQC and GDC statement regarding life support training for dental professionals during the pandemic.

BSDHT bids a fond farewell to Julie Deverick

The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) would like to wish a fond farewell to Julie Deverick and thank her for her services to the society and beyond over the last few years.

Efficient air purification

It seems obvious that pollutants outdoors are detrimental to our health and are best to be avoided where possible, but how often do we stop to think about the quality of our indoor air? Air quality is...

TOWIE star’s trip to dentist reaches Instagram generation

Essex dentists Andy Sharpe, Katy Charlton and Daniel Golebiowski are hoping their practice’s appearance in hit TV reality show, The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE), will help to highlight the importance of...

Life support training for dental professionals: joint statement from CQC and GDC

It is recommended that dental professionals undertake life support training every year. However, the GDC has recognised that access to accredited training may have been affected by Covid-19.

Oral health over the holidays

Julie Deverick emphasises the importance of patients maintaining their oral health over the festive period.

A 'whole body' approach

Ben Flewett discusses dentistry’s important role in helping prevent a healthcare crisis.

Opening up

Nishan Dixit considers how the pandemic has impacted mental health.

Looking back, looking forward

Paul Graham reviews 2020 and considers what is to come next year.

College of General Dentistry announces membership scheme

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has published details of its new membership scheme, enabling all members of the dental team to become part of the UK’s first independent college for primary...

Covid-19 antibody test designed for use by dentists released

Oral healthcare manufacturer Curaden is releasing a coronavirus antibody rapid test suitable for the dental profession – the BioSURE Covid-19 IgA, IgC & IgM Antibody cassette test.

Colgate laboratory tests show toothpaste and mouthwash inactivate 99.9 per cent of the virus that causes Covid-19

Laboratory studies show that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) neutralise the virus that causes Covid-19 by 99.9 per cent. The studies...

A new business model

Matt Hadman talks to Craig Walsh, owner of Buxton Dental Practice, about why he decided to move away from the NHS and go membership-only after the practice reopened following lockdown.

Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise finalist in NHS Parliamentary Awards

Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE) has been recognised as the south west regional winner in the health equalities award category of the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020 for its successful...